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Aug 6, 2008 10:10 AM

Salad in Santa Monica

Where can I get the best reasonably price, but healthy salad in Santa Monica?

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  1. A Votre Sante in Brentwood; 26 Beach on Lincoln in Marina del Rey; Coral Tree in Brentwood has healthy salads, but "reasonably" priced I'm not sure; Real Food Daily (all vegetarian) in Santa Monica has great salads.

    1. California Chicken Cafe on 26th and Wilshire. Very affordable and very healthy. I love the Chinese Chicken salad and Veggie Salad. Parking is a horror but if you can find a meter, you must go.

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      1. re: ExtraCheesePlease

        I like CCC, but it bothers me they don't seem to have sliced avocado (just guacamole).

        1. re: a_and_w

          I also like CCC a lot. Their chicken is pretty bland, though. I only go for their salads, and the veggies + dressing make up for it.

      2. Any salad on the menu at Cafe Paradiso on the 2400 block of Wilshire. The Tomato and Onion Salad at Koo Koo Roo on Wilshire @ 20th is very tasty and not expensive. Spinach Salad at Earth, Wind and Flour on Wilshire just before 23rd, not cheap but an excellent salad.

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        1. re: thericequeen

          I've passed Cafe Paradiso so many times without checking it out. But the menu on-line looks very promising -- thanks for the tip!

          PS: How are the non-salad items?

        2. Fritto Misto has good, inexpensive salads.

          1. Mrs. Winston's Green Grocery
            2450 Colorado Ave
            Santa Monica, CA 90407
            (310) 315-2777

            They also have a location on Ocean Park Blvd. in the little mall with the Starbucks, Novel Cafe and il Forno (good neighborhood Italian) at 29 Street.

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            1. re: Servorg

              Second this. It can get a little expensive if you aren't careful, but it is the best salad bar I have ever seen!

              1. re: mollyomormon

                lol - why is it that I can somehow always select the heaviest salad items in the entire place?

                1. re: Servorg

                  Because the heaviest stuff is also the tastiest LOL! Seriously, love Mrs. Winston's. My only complaint is they don't have real bacon bits available. Also, the cruotons are a little...questionable.